Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Seven
  • Wednesday 14 August 2024, 1.45pm
  • The Stoller Hall
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Part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School 2024.

Between Thursday 8 – Saturday 17 August, Chetham’s International Piano Summer School brings world class and legendary musicians to a vibrant, supportive community in central Manchester. Alongside lectures, open lessons and opportunities to develop new skills, you can discover a daily programme of recitals from world-class performers.

On Day Seven, we continue to celebrate the stars of tomorrow with a Young Artist’s recital at 1.45pm. Sondra Tommam explores the Taubman Approach at 5.15pm, and in his 7pm recital Rolf Hinds takes audiences to the skies in a bird-themed recital. Gulsin Onay‘s 8.30pm recital spans the centuries from Bach to Ravel.

Full Series Tickets

Book a full series ticket to attend all of the public concerts and lectures across full ten days the event for £332.50, or book for Week One (Thursday 8 – Monday 12 August) or Week Two (Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 August) for £177.50.

Book for the Full Series

Book for Week Two

DAY SEVEN PERFORMANCES

Pedro López Salas: A Young Artist’s Recital, 1.45 – 2.25pm

£5.50. FTE/U18 free

We are delighted to welcome Pedro to the course to give two solo recitals.  In September Pedro will perform as one of the final 24 pianists selected for the Leeds International Piano Competition.

GRANADOS “El Pelele” (escena Goyesca)
SOLER Sonata R.87 in G minor and R.84 in D Major
CHOPIN Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 in B flat minor: Grave-doppio movimento II. Scherzo III. Marche funèbre: Lento IV: Finale:Presto

“More than an excellent pianist, he is a soloist and almost a conductor, judging by his scenic development” (Ritmo magazine)

Born in 1997, Pedro is a Spanish pianist who is currently studying an Artist Diploma with Prof. Vanessa Latarche at the “Royal College of Music” of London (RCM). Previously, he finished his Masters of Performance also at the RCM with Prof. Norma Fisher, receiveng First Class Honours. He was awarded with full scholarship and the title of “Steinway Scholar” and the “Leverhulme Honorary Arts Scholarships”.

He is a “Keyboard Trust” artist, as well as a “Talent Unlimited” artist, both from the UK. He has been awarded with more than 40 prizes at International and National piano competitions, among them:- First Prize at the “Composers of Spain” CIPCE International Piano Competition of Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain). – (WFIM Member)- Second Prize at the “International Paderewski Piano Competition” of Bydgoszcz (Poland), as well as four special prizes, including the best semifinal recital. – (WFIMC Member)- First Prize at the Malta International Piano Competition (Malta).- Second Prize and four special Prizes at the Ferrol International Piano Competition (Spain).- First Prize “Joan Chissell” Schumann Prize of the RCM of London (UK).- First Prize at the “César Franck” International Piano Competition of Bruxelles (Belgium).

He has also received crucial inspiration from internationally renowned masters such as Dmitri Baskirov, Dmitri Alexeev, Alexander Kobrin, Pavel Nerssesian, Pascal Nemirovsky, Pavel Gililov, and previously he studied under the direction of Mariana Gurkova, Leonel Morales and Ludmil Angelov.

He has performed throughout Europe in prestigious concert halls, such as the “Lutoslawski Concert Hall” of the Polish Radio in Warsaw (Poland), “Pomeranian Philharmonic Concert Hall” of Bydgoszcz (Poland), “TivoliVredenburg” of Utrecht (Amsterdam, Netherlands), as part of the “Piano Winners Festival” of the Liszt Utrecht competition, “Wiener Festsaal” of Wien (Austria), “Palau de la Música” of Valencia, “Teatro de la Maestranza” of Seville, “Miguel Delibes” Concert Hall of Valladolid, Ferrol Concert Hall, “Manuel de Falla” of Granada, “Teatro Circo” of Albacete (Spain), Theater of Aachen (Germany), “Wiener Saal” of Salzburg (Austria), Ischia “La Mortella” and Milan “Rocca Brivio” (Italy), among many others. He has performed as a soloist with some of the highest quality orchestras such as the OH! Orchestra of Warsaw, performing Mozart 21st concerto in the prestigious festival “Chopin and his Europe”; the “Pomeranian Hall Symphony Orchestra” of Poland. In Spain, with the “Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia”, “Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León”, “Orquesta de Valencia”, “Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla”, etc. He has scheduled several recitals and concerts in Europe for 2024.

He has offered numerous interviews for international and national press, radio and television. “Three encores, standing audience and a long line of spectators lined up to congratulate the young Spanish pianist. Pedro López Salas brightened up the evening in Milan” (Cultura di Milano). “Perfect blend of musicality, personality, and brilliantly polished technique” (La Tribuna). “Enormous security and great capacity of the young pianist to endow Liszt’s concerto number 2 with expressiveness and poetry” (El correo de Sevilla)

Book Now

A Lecture by Sondra Tammam, 5.15pm-6pm

Sondra Tammam headshot

£11.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

Choreography at the Keyboard with the Taubman Approach 

The Taubman Approach is a groundbreaking analysis of the mostly invisible motions that function underneath a virtuoso technique. The resulting knowledge makes it possible to help pianists overcome technical limitations as well as avoid playing-related injuries. It is also the way that tone production and other components of expressive playing can be understood and taught. Decades ago, Dorothy Taubman’s genius led her to analyze what underlies virtuoso piano playing. The result of that investigation has produced a body of knowledge that can lead to an effortless and brilliant technique. It can also prevent and cure fatigue, pain and other playing-related injuries. 

Book Now

Rolf Hind, 7pm

pianist Rolf Hind - black and white headshot

£22.50. FTE/U18s £5.50

Rolf HIND Bhutani – Etudes on the names of animals in Sanskrit
Avatara – he who descends
Bhujanganam – “winding-going” – a snake.
Khaga – “sky-gone” – a bird.
RAVEL: Noctuelles; Oiseaux Tristes (from Miroirs)
MESSIAEN Le Loriot from Catalogue d’Oiseaux
DEBUSSY Prelude: La Terrasse des Audiences au Clair de Lune.
Judith WEIR The Art of Touching the Keyboard
KOECHLIN La Caravane; l’escalade obscure from Les Heures Persanes (1911-1917)
Unsuk CHIN: In C; Sequenzen; Grains, from Etudes

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Gulsin Onay,  8.30pm 

Gulsin Onay playing the piano

£22.50. FTE/U18s £5.50

BACH (BUSONI) Two chorale preludes – Wachet auf, Nun freut euch
MENDELSSOH Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54
BARTÓK Sketches Op. 9b
RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit: Ondine – Le Gibet – Scarbo 

Book Now

 

Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Seven
  • The Stoller Hall

Part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School 2024.

Between Thursday 8 – Saturday 17 August, Chetham’s International Piano Summer School brings world class and legendary musicians to a vibrant, supportive community in central Manchester. Alongside lectures, open lessons and opportunities to develop new skills, you can discover a daily programme of recitals from world-class performers.

On Day Seven, we continue to celebrate the stars of tomorrow with a Young Artist’s recital at 1.45pm. Sondra Tommam explores the Taubman Approach at 5.15pm, and in his 7pm recital Rolf Hinds takes audiences to the skies in a bird-themed recital. Gulsin Onay‘s 8.30pm recital spans the centuries from Bach to Ravel.

Full Series Tickets

Book a full series ticket to attend all of the public concerts and lectures across full ten days the event for £332.50, or book for Week One (Thursday 8 – Monday 12 August) or Week Two (Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 August) for £177.50.

Book for the Full Series

Book for Week Two

DAY SEVEN PERFORMANCES

Pedro López Salas: A Young Artist’s Recital, 1.45 – 2.25pm

£5.50. FTE/U18 free

We are delighted to welcome Pedro to the course to give two solo recitals.  In September Pedro will perform as one of the final 24 pianists selected for the Leeds International Piano Competition.

GRANADOS “El Pelele” (escena Goyesca)
SOLER Sonata R.87 in G minor and R.84 in D Major
CHOPIN Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 in B flat minor: Grave-doppio movimento II. Scherzo III. Marche funèbre: Lento IV: Finale:Presto

“More than an excellent pianist, he is a soloist and almost a conductor, judging by his scenic development” (Ritmo magazine)

Born in 1997, Pedro is a Spanish pianist who is currently studying an Artist Diploma with Prof. Vanessa Latarche at the “Royal College of Music” of London (RCM). Previously, he finished his Masters of Performance also at the RCM with Prof. Norma Fisher, receiveng First Class Honours. He was awarded with full scholarship and the title of “Steinway Scholar” and the “Leverhulme Honorary Arts Scholarships”.

He is a “Keyboard Trust” artist, as well as a “Talent Unlimited” artist, both from the UK. He has been awarded with more than 40 prizes at International and National piano competitions, among them:- First Prize at the “Composers of Spain” CIPCE International Piano Competition of Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain). – (WFIM Member)- Second Prize at the “International Paderewski Piano Competition” of Bydgoszcz (Poland), as well as four special prizes, including the best semifinal recital. – (WFIMC Member)- First Prize at the Malta International Piano Competition (Malta).- Second Prize and four special Prizes at the Ferrol International Piano Competition (Spain).- First Prize “Joan Chissell” Schumann Prize of the RCM of London (UK).- First Prize at the “César Franck” International Piano Competition of Bruxelles (Belgium).

He has also received crucial inspiration from internationally renowned masters such as Dmitri Baskirov, Dmitri Alexeev, Alexander Kobrin, Pavel Nerssesian, Pascal Nemirovsky, Pavel Gililov, and previously he studied under the direction of Mariana Gurkova, Leonel Morales and Ludmil Angelov.

He has performed throughout Europe in prestigious concert halls, such as the “Lutoslawski Concert Hall” of the Polish Radio in Warsaw (Poland), “Pomeranian Philharmonic Concert Hall” of Bydgoszcz (Poland), “TivoliVredenburg” of Utrecht (Amsterdam, Netherlands), as part of the “Piano Winners Festival” of the Liszt Utrecht competition, “Wiener Festsaal” of Wien (Austria), “Palau de la Música” of Valencia, “Teatro de la Maestranza” of Seville, “Miguel Delibes” Concert Hall of Valladolid, Ferrol Concert Hall, “Manuel de Falla” of Granada, “Teatro Circo” of Albacete (Spain), Theater of Aachen (Germany), “Wiener Saal” of Salzburg (Austria), Ischia “La Mortella” and Milan “Rocca Brivio” (Italy), among many others. He has performed as a soloist with some of the highest quality orchestras such as the OH! Orchestra of Warsaw, performing Mozart 21st concerto in the prestigious festival “Chopin and his Europe”; the “Pomeranian Hall Symphony Orchestra” of Poland. In Spain, with the “Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia”, “Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León”, “Orquesta de Valencia”, “Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla”, etc. He has scheduled several recitals and concerts in Europe for 2024.

He has offered numerous interviews for international and national press, radio and television. “Three encores, standing audience and a long line of spectators lined up to congratulate the young Spanish pianist. Pedro López Salas brightened up the evening in Milan” (Cultura di Milano). “Perfect blend of musicality, personality, and brilliantly polished technique” (La Tribuna). “Enormous security and great capacity of the young pianist to endow Liszt’s concerto number 2 with expressiveness and poetry” (El correo de Sevilla)

Book Now

A Lecture by Sondra Tammam, 5.15pm-6pm

Sondra Tammam headshot

£11.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

Choreography at the Keyboard with the Taubman Approach 

The Taubman Approach is a groundbreaking analysis of the mostly invisible motions that function underneath a virtuoso technique. The resulting knowledge makes it possible to help pianists overcome technical limitations as well as avoid playing-related injuries. It is also the way that tone production and other components of expressive playing can be understood and taught. Decades ago, Dorothy Taubman’s genius led her to analyze what underlies virtuoso piano playing. The result of that investigation has produced a body of knowledge that can lead to an effortless and brilliant technique. It can also prevent and cure fatigue, pain and other playing-related injuries. 

Book Now

Rolf Hind, 7pm

pianist Rolf Hind - black and white headshot

£22.50. FTE/U18s £5.50

Rolf HIND Bhutani – Etudes on the names of animals in Sanskrit
Avatara – he who descends
Bhujanganam – “winding-going” – a snake.
Khaga – “sky-gone” – a bird.
RAVEL: Noctuelles; Oiseaux Tristes (from Miroirs)
MESSIAEN Le Loriot from Catalogue d’Oiseaux
DEBUSSY Prelude: La Terrasse des Audiences au Clair de Lune.
Judith WEIR The Art of Touching the Keyboard
KOECHLIN La Caravane; l’escalade obscure from Les Heures Persanes (1911-1917)
Unsuk CHIN: In C; Sequenzen; Grains, from Etudes

Book Now

Gulsin Onay,  8.30pm 

Gulsin Onay playing the piano

£22.50. FTE/U18s £5.50

BACH (BUSONI) Two chorale preludes – Wachet auf, Nun freut euch
MENDELSSOH Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54
BARTÓK Sketches Op. 9b
RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit: Ondine – Le Gibet – Scarbo 

Book Now

 

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